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Renaming Mount McKinley: President Obama Pays Respect to Native Alaskans

Renaming Mt. McKinley: President Obama Pays Respect to Native Alaskans

Mt. McKinley

President Obama’s decision to approve the formal renaming of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley to Denali has been met with outrage. Some of it has been par for the course: House Speaker John Boehner expressed his “deep disappointment in this decision” and conservatives have critiqued Obama for bypassing Congress yet again. But the volume of outraged responses from present and former lawmakers…  Read further: + 

Is the Media Intentionally Not Covering Bernie Sanders?

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a large crowd.

Mainstream commentators are insistent that the outpouring of enthusiasm for Sanders’ progressive vision is meaningless. Source: Bernie Sanders Is Drawing Massive Crowds Around the Country—No Big Deal, Says Washington Post – In These Times Is the Media Intentionally Not Covering Bernie Sanders?   Ever since Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for president of the United States, 1there is one question…  Read further: + 

Home Care Workers Benefit, But at Whose Expense?

Home care workers protest

A federal appeals court has upheld a rule requiring that in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities be paid minimum wage and overtime. Source: Wage Protections For Home Care Workers Reinstated – Disability Scoop   Home Care Workers Benefit, But at Whose Expense?   Even though I feel that home care workers are grossly underpaid and deserve to receive overtime…  Read further: + 

Obama Administration Being Hypocritical About Protecting Our Environment?

Not protecting our environment

After Royal Dutch Shell’s mishaps in the Arctic in 2012, the Obama administration indicated a major rethink of the approval process was in order—but instead, Shell got another rubber stamp. Source: How the Government Fast-Tracked Shell’s Arctic Drilling – In These Times Obama Administration Being Hypocritical About Protecting Our Environment?   I am come to the conclusion that the Obama administration…  Read further: + 

“Oath Keepers” Show up in Ferguson, MO

Ferguson Oath Keepers

Source: Armed Oath Keepers Spark Unrest During Ferguson Protest – Truthdig   “Oath Keepers” Show up in Ferguson, MO   Apparently, the police in Ferguson, MO think it’s okay for a band of heavily armed white men to show up at a public demonstration.  They did absolutely nothing when the so-called “Oath Keepers” showed up at a demonstration, marking the…  Read further: + 

Social Security: Attempt to Starve America’s Disabled and Seniors Thwarted

US Capitol Building

Source: GOP Plan To Slash Social Security Thwarted – Working In These Times Social Security: Attempt to Starve America’s Disabled and Seniors Thwarted For the life of me, I can’t figure out how these GOP bastards think those of us who live on Social Security are living so high on the hog. Personally, last year I received $11,644 in Social…  Read further: + 

The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

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In two very different ways, Trump and Sanders are agents of this revolt. Source: Robert Reich: There’s a Revolt Against the Ruling Class Brewing — Elites Don’t See It Coming | Alternet   The Revolt Against the Ruling Class   As someone who grew up in the 60s and 70s, I have watched people talk about the revolt against the…  Read further: + 

Social Security Disability Benefits Face Cuts

Social Security

Eleven million people face a deep cut in benefits next year if Congress fails to replenish Social Security’s disability trust fund, the administration said. Source: Social Security Disability Benefits Face Cuts in 2016, Trustees Say – The New York Times Social Security Disability Benefits Face Cuts   When I first read this story about Social Security, I was totally outraged. …  Read further: + 

When Is the Appropriate Time To Discuss Gun Control, If Not Now?

Movie Theater Shooting

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday said that it is not the appropriate time to discuss gun control policy following a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La.”We are less than 24 hours out, we’ve got two families that need to bury their loved ones. We’ve got families waiting for their loved ones to leave the hospital…  Read further: + 

Some Major Reasons Why Bernie Sanders’ Candidacy Is So Important

Senator Bernie Sanders

Thanks to social media campaigns and behind-the-scenes work from the Progressive Democrats of America, Sanders’ chances at president have become a reality. Source: Progressive Democrats of America Bring Movement Pressure to Dems Through Bernie Sanders Campaign – In These Times Some Major Reasons Why Bernie Sanders’ Candidacy Is So Important The candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders is probably one of…  Read further: + 

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